The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appointed a new government, including Parliamentary Deputy Maksym Burbak of the Batkivschyna faction as the Minister of infrastructure. The new Cabinet of Ministers was approved by 331 votes. Earlier, the parliament adopted a resolution on dismissal of the previous Cabinet of Ministers by 358 votes.
Burbak headed the Parliamentary Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy’s subcommittee on the strategy for development of customs policy, free trade, and economic integration.
Burbak was born in Chernovtsy in 1976. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the Fedkovych National University (Chernovtsy) with a degree in jurisprudence in 1998. He engaged in commercial activities from 1998 to 2005. He was the deputy director of the Fintrast company (Chernovtsy) from 2006 to 2008, the acting director of the Bucovina Auto Alliance company (Chernovtsy) from July 2008, and a member of the Chernovtsy regional council and the chairman of the Front for Change faction from 2010 to 2012.
As reported, it was announced from a stage on the Independence Square in Kyiv on Wednesday that the post of Minister of Infrastructure had been offered the president of the Association of International Road Carriers (AsMAP), Leonid Kostiuchenko, but he did not accept the post. Former Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Kozak held the post for one year and two months. Before then, he headed the parliamentary committee on transport and communications.
The other members of the new Cabinet of Ministers include First Deputy Prime Minister Vitalii Yarema, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Sich, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development and Housing Volodymyr Groisman, and Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Ostap Semerak.
The others are Minister of Health Oleh Musyi, Interior Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Shlapak, Minister of Social Policy Liudmyla Denysova, Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Culture Yevhen Nyschuk, Minister of Economy Pavlo Sheremet, Minister of Education and Science Serhii Kvit, Minister of Youth and Sports Dmytro Bulatov, Minister of Agriculture Ihor Shvaika, Minister of Environment Andrii Mokhnik, and Minister of Fuel and Energy Yurii Prodan.
In addition, the parliament approved Admiral Ihor Teniukh as the acting Minister of Defense Andrii Deschytsia as the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs by more than 320 votes.